What do you think of my equation/causation?  Perhaps add “in” on  the front of my “sanity”?  Sometimes so!  I’ve certainly been there enough.  My deep belief is that recognition of my powerlessness over all people and emotions, most situations and many substances holds the key to true freedom.  Powerlessness relieves me of the overwhelming challenge of trying to play God!  Lack of control necessitates a measure of humility, which opens the door to acceptance.  Acceptance allows for the possibility of gratitude, which paves the path to service.  Serving others is the source of true happiness, the definition of love and the polar opposite of selfishness,  known to me as the bed-partner of insanity.  Lord, help me do the next right things!  ( :